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Historic Commission Regular Meeting

Agenda
Wednesday, November 04, 2009

ASHLAND HISTORIC COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

November 4, 2009

 

Community Development/Engineering Services Building – 51 Winburn Way – Siskiyou Room

 

CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING, 5:00 pm

 Historic Commissioners Present: Dale Shostrom, Terry Skibby, Allison Renwick, James Watkins,  Henry Baker, Tom Giordano

Commission Members Absent:  Sam Whitford, Alex Krach, Keith Swink,

Council Liaison: Eric Navickas, absent

High School Liaison: None Appointed
SOU Liaison: None Appointed
Staff Present: Planner: Derek Severson; Clerk: Billie Boswell

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Baker moved to approve the October 7, 2009 minutes as presented and the motion was seconded by Chairman Shostrom. Under “Discussion Items”, Mr. Skibby questioned item A. 4. regarding placement of public art within the Historic District.  He thought the Commission had previously limited the request for review and approval to just art attached to historic buildings.  The majority of the Commissioners wanted to leave it as written.  The minutes were approved unanimously.

 

PUBLIC FORUM:   There being no one wishing to speak, Chairman Shostrom closed the Public Forum.

 

PUBLIC HEARING:  None.

 

OLD BUSINESS:   (Commissioners agreed to re-order the agenda list)

 

D.    Residential Rehabilitation Remodel Design Standards – Chairman Shostrom questioned the current process for notifying the Commissioners about demolitions. Several Commissioners wanted some way to be alerted on any demo’s within the City.  Mr. Severson said the Planning Director agreed to have staff post all demo’s on the City’s website. 

 

Discussion followed regarding site and design standards and what types of standards should be added or revised.  Mr. Severson suggested using the just completed Ashland Preservation Plan as a beginning to initiate the process of updating the design standards and strengthening the Historic Commission’s review.  He suggested applying for a CLG grant to fund the project.

 

Mr. Watkins made a motion to apply for the CLG grant in order to develop the design standards recommended in the Preservation Plan and produce education materials for owners and design professionals to better protect the City’s historic resources. Mr. Giordano seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

 

A.      A.    Lithia Springs Property/Ashland Gun Club – Mr. Severson reported that and RFP was granted for the environmental impact study but additional money is needed.  A one-year extension of the lease was granted by the Council.  Mr. Giordano suggested removing the word “humbly” from the letter.  Mr. Baker stated that the Lithia Springs site is recognized as a protected archeological site and regulations do not allow for ground disturbance without following the State’s standards.  Mr. Severson agreed to revise the letter as requested.

 

B.      Proposed Ordinance Changes – The Commissioners approved of the memo prepared and no changes were recommended.

 

C.      Historic Commission Goals  - The Commissioners approved of the memo prepared and no changes were recommended.

 

D.      Exits 14 & 19 – Giordano noted that he had been unable to attend the last meeting of the advisory committee.  He provided copies of the minutes and briefly discussed the renderings that had been prepared.  He also briefly explained the work being done to develop a landscaping plan that incorporates native plantings that respond to the significance of both forests and agriculture in southern Oregon’s history.

 

 

E.  Review Board Schedule

                                                                                                                         

November 5th , 2009

Terry, Keith, Dale

November 12th , 2009 

Terry, Jim, Henry

November 19th , 2009 

Terry, Sam, Tom

November 25th , 2009 (Wed)

Terry, Allison, Alex

December 3, 2009

Terry, Keith, Dale

 

F.  Project Assignments For Planning Actions – No Actions

BD-2007-01764

160 Helman (Batzer-Comm Bldgs) {Permit not issued-expired}

Shostrom/Giordano

PA-2007-01939

175 Lithia Wy (formerly 165 Lithia) Archerd & Dresner-Mixed Use Bldg – (No Permit yet)

Renwick

BD-2009-01288

165 W Fork – New SFR on hillside (Ashley Jensen) (in review)

Swink/Shostrom

BD-2009-00711

568 E Main St (McKechnie) Cucina Biazzi enclosed dining area (Permit approved-not issued)

Skibby

PA-2009-00551

426 A St (Sidney Brown) Mixed Use Bldg  (No permit yet)

Giordano

BD-2009-01226

155-157 Sixth St (Renwick) Addition (under construction)

Whitford

PA-2009-00785

255 E Main (Ashland Elks) Balcony on rear  (No permit yet)

Swink

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:  None

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:   None

 

ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA: Mr. Severson read an email from Mr. Swink asking if the Commissioners had an interest in recommending any historic names to be used for streets, parks etc. in the Croman site.  The Commissioners said they liked the idea and would support it.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

ADJOURNMENT

It was the unanimous decision of the Commission to adjourn the meeting at 6:25 p.m.

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